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The Fighting Lady USS Yorktown


Published 1944


Made in 1944 and shot in color, The Fighting Lady is a documentary / propaganda film produced by Twentieth Century Fox for the U.S. Navy. The plot of the film revolves around the life of seamen on board the second USS Yorktown (CV-10) - "the Fighting Lady". The film includes footage of combat in the Marcus Islands, the attack on Truk in the Carolines,and the famous Marianas 'turkey shoot'. Directed by Edward Stiechen and narrated by Charles Boyer and Robert Taylor.


Run time 61 minutes 5 seconds
Producer Twentieth Century Fox
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Reviews

Reviewer: HaywardM - - April 18, 2013
Subject: Get the UNADUTERATED Version
This film is here, in much better resolution and Unadulterated with time code and to sell better intentionally blurred....
http://archive.org/details/FightingLady

This company is really insulting in their crassness.

Except for the historical value I am surprised the Archive would even accept, essentially being used as a sales tool.
Reviewer: Pam Wallace - - December 18, 2012
Subject: Incredible film
Only recently did I discover my father served on the Yorktown during the period shown in this film. He served numerous rolls as did many. He was CPO Machinist Mate, bombarder with Torpedo Squadron Five. Was recommended for temporary Lt. He NEVER talked about these things or the awards given. He was 35 when he joined and was called "Pappy" by his crew. For me the amazement was watching the actual things he saw over 65 years ago. He saw them in real time and I got to see through his eyes thanks to this wonderful film. I haven't figures out how to download the film but will continue trying.
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